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mortgage and can't recede it but can't refinance because they're underwater. it's been 3 1/2 years since the housing market crashed. millions of homes lost to foreclosure driving down prices everywhere. today, almost 1 in four homes are not worth what borrowers owe on them. they're stuck. >> and what this plan will do is help millions of responsible home owners who make their payments on time but find themselves trapped under falling home values or wrapped up in red tape. >> reporter: the obama administration tried to help underwater borrowers before with limited success. and that is partly because the program whose only borrowers were guaranteed by fannie mae or freddie mac. the president wants all to be eligible for a federal refinance. >> and no more red train or -- tape or run around from the banks. a small fee on the largest financial institutions will make sure it doesn't add to our
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deficit. >> reporter: this is some proposed rules. borrowers have to be current on the mortgage with no more than one late payment in the previous six months, have a minimum credit score of 580 and meet fh align limits for the area. in addition, the program is for single family, owner-occupied homes. >> and i hope this will fly. >> reporter: he's with the northern virginia association of realtors with almost 28% of the d.c. homes under water, more than 89 national average, he said it's -- more than the national average, he said it's crucial to keep them from walking away. >> the important thing is that they stay in the home. >> and that price tag could be up to $10 billion paid by the pranks -- banks and that could be one big hurdle paid for by congress. this would be great news for home owners who would like to save hundreds a month but it's not a done deal. in addition to that fee, some banks would have to take a loss
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on the riskiest loans and as you can imagine, that will be tough to get through congress. >> absolutely. melanie, thank you. and the news edge on maryland, governor o'malley claiming the state-of-the-state is good. calling on legislator to approve gay marriage and approve a controversial gas tax that would hike high prices higher and john henrehan has more. >> reporter: he said the overall state of the state in maryland is good. he wants higher taxes on gasoline to pay for maintaining roads and brims and that is as much as 21 cents a gallon more phased in over the next few years. that is going to be tough sell with the recovery from the recession incomplete. there was no applause for his call during the he can of the gas taxes and there was a call
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when he again called on legislators to legalize gay marriage but that, too, is going to be a tough vote in the house. listen to his plea and reaction from two delegates with different constituencies. >> we all want the same thing for our children. we want our children to live in a loving, care, committed, stable home protected equally you were the law. and it is not right or just that the children of gay couple should have lesser protections than the children of other families in our state. >> why are you opposed to granting civil marriage rights to gay couples? >> well, for the primary purpose of that my constituents are against it, that is first and foremost. i think it works for a few thousand years. >> i don't know. more than locally, i won't support gay marriage. >> why? >> it's the district i represent and i have numerous
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african-american churches in my district and -- and catholic schools. >> gay marriage did not have the votes to pass in the house last year and if it does this year, opponents will invoke the claus to bring the issue to voters using a petition drive. stay tuned. >> and thank you. an army veteran is suing the federal government because the department of veteran's affairs denied benefits for her same-sex spouse. show married managey in 2008 in california, a marriage that is legally recognized in the state and the federal government's policy defines spouse as a member of the opposite sex, meaning no benefits for same- sex couples. >> and we're asking for the same benefits as other married couples. we want the peace of mind that the benefits bring to the families of other disabled veterans. that is why we filed a federal lawsuit challenging this
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policy. >> cooper harris served in iraq and afghanistan and now has multiple sclerosis, a disease that veteran's affairs determined was connected to the service. she wants to make sure her spouse is taken care of if she die dyed. and to the campaign trail now where the race for the gop presidential nomination shifts from the east coast to the west and at least two candidates are in nevada. mitt romney didn't get the warmest of reception in minnesota. he was glitter bombed and joked it off as confetti. >> reporter: with florida in the rearview mirror, mitt romney looks forward to nevada, colorado, and the other upcoming contests with confidence. pundits say he should be able to carry over the momentum to the nevada caucuses this weekend. >> and he won big there last time, heavy mormon population and that is going to be a big night on saturday for him. >> reporter: rick santorum and ron paul have already been campaigning out west, leaving
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florida early since it was a winner-take-all state, and their poll numbers gave them a little chance of victor there rob paul courting the hispanic vote in vegas and expects to do well in nevada. >> we're going to get delegates out of the state and we're optimistic. the organization has been around a long time. the enthusiasm is here and i don't think romney's going to do nearly as well this year as he did four years ago. >> reporter: santorum in colorado after stumming in nevada earlier and the former pennsylvania senator said voters will see him as the real conservative in the race. >> we believe there is a large block of votes out there here in nevada and in colorado and out west across the country, they will see someone who can articulate a division and win in a general election. >> reporter: newt gingrich stomping in nevada after getting beaten badly by romney in the sunshine state.
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the former speaker of the house is not discouraged saying he's in the race for the long-haul. nevada and maine have their caucuses on saturday. colorado and minnesota have theirs on tuesday and with the primary in missouri on the same day. john roberts, fox news, las vegas. and the news edge in d.c. and there is a group retrying to -- trying to recall the mayor. the organizer missed the meeting with the board of elections and the movements postponed. frederick butler promised to issue petitions all over the city to recall mayor gray and council chairman brown. the meeting is rescheduled for february 13th. and all is quiet after a protestor was arrested. the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant and the arrest his nothing to do with the crackdown on camping rules at mcpherson square and freedom plaza. overnight campers will be evicted. the district judge said the protestors will have a chance
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to appeal. turbulence ahead for american airlines. major cuts to avoid a economic disaster. sue. and hey, laura. most of us think that february 14th, valentine's day is the sweetest day in february. i submit february 1st, our temperature was 72 degrees today. i will let you know if we can keep that going. what is coming up in sports? a sweet day for high school recruits who decided where they're going to take the considerable talent. one of the biggest and best, the guy by the name of ed goldman. we'll tell you where he's going and give you a super bowl preview in sports. laura. and if you have a story idea, we want to invite to you call the fox 5 tipline. the number is 2,028,953,000 or e-mail your tips to fox 5 tip -- tips@wttg.com. we'll be right back. 
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>> the murder of a teenager visiting maryland has one state lawmaker asking for a missing
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person's plan. the 49-year-old disappeared from baltimore in 2010 and found dead one year later. the delegate wants the state to develop a way to give police more resources, establish a dna data bias and to help groups work together to find the missing children. >> to insure collaborative effort, communication, collaborations between law enforcement agencies and community members and volunteer organizations and to ensure there is openness and monitoring from the child goes -- from the time the child goes miss. >> they would pub names and relevant information about the missing children and annual statistics on the number of missing people. american airlines is getting ready to cut 13,000 employees. the parent company is bankrupt
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some will be union positions and others management. we're honoring black history month. every year has a new theme and this is about to be unveiled. the details are coming up next. first, ride like president obama and it will cost you, though. a chrysler that once belonged to mr. obama is up for auction on ebay. the seller hopes to bring in at least $1 million. the blue book value is about $15,000. 000.  [ male announcer ] this was how my day began.
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a little bird told me about a band... ♪ an old man shared some fish stories... ♪ oooh, my turn. ♪ she was in paris, but we talked for hours... everyone else buzzed about the band. there's a wireless mind inside all of us. so, where to next? ♪ . >> today is the first day of black history -- black history month. the d.c. council member helped unveil that poster downtown today at the wilson building and this year, it's called lifting a nation. black women in politics and
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that includes the first woman to run for mayor every year in d.c. this year, we're honoring black women in american history and culture and karen gray houston has more. >> reporter: i'm in the news on i room with therre well -- darrell scott. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> and you the national vice president for programs for the study of african-american life and history. what a mouthful. >> yes. >> and you guys are responsible for black history month. >> yes, in 1926, our founder established negro history week. and in no one 76, it became black history month. so, we established black history month. >> and you decide the theme? >> absolutely. >> i think a lot of people don't know that every year they
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have a theme. >> and every year since 1926, once the idea took off, no one else has been able to corral everyone to celebrate the theme. the idea was that we would give a theme that people could support and they could be free to do what they want to do. >> this year, it's women. >> yes. >> and why women? which women do you think we should focus on? >> women, because african- american women have played a central role in the makes of american history. of course, a central role in the african-american community and we believe women should be studied at a gruz -- as a group and not ideas, but we know that young folks like to look for role models and black history is full of them. women like harriet tubman and list, and in the 20th century, mary beth une to marm a. there
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are black women, oprah winfrey. >> we're not thinking about them historically but recent history as well. >> that's right. with the soccers for black life and to history. we don't want everyone to think black history is over. >> there are a lot of activities this month and one that your organization is trying to spotlight. >> and we invite everyone to join us on february 25th at the renaissance hotel where we're holding our black history luncheon, the first and that is the alpha lunchon for black history. and when wilson found it, he created this. >> thank you very much for stopping by to see us and won't to let our viewers know you can go to their website, asalah.org for more and we have some other sites for you.
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click on d.c..about.com and they will tell but a smith seen jan black history month celebration and there is going to ab a lot of music and performances. that is saturday from 1130 to 3:00 p.m. and can you go to african- americanhistorymonth.gov and you will find a lot and there are 28 more days in black history month and a lot going on. >> and there is a lot to be head had. thank you very much. >> and we're kicking it off with great weather. >> and that is -- . >> and isn't it a beautiful start? >> yeah. >> and that is not a record. >> really? >> i can remember the other years. >> yeah, yeah. >> and we're going to adjust the temperatures. >> okay.
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>> and not cold and let's say less hot and a couple of showers to bot. we could use a little rain and there is that large brush fire. hopefully the rain water will ease that situation and meanwhile, we're look at the surface and what is going here. we have a big area of high pressure that is going to move in and take over tomorrow afternoon. before that spot, they're loading up here, and can you see what we had temperaturewise. dulles, 69 and bwi marshal, 70 degrees and some temperature are mild. 66, quantico; fredericksburg, 68 degrees and to the north and west, can you see the first signs of slightly cooler temperatures coming in. columbus, 52 and that frontal system is about here and that is going to swing through the overnight hours and is going to
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bring a few showers closer to dawn and the best chance of showers from d.c. to the south and that will affect our temperature, too. the skies will brighten tomorrow afternoon and temperatures in the 50s above average and that is groundhog day. get ready to celebrate. friday's temperature with lots of sunshine, 52 degrees; saturday, 51 and so some showers and a chance of a shower, late saturday night and that is into sunday. won't to so if we can find a model agreement on that. and we do think so, that you will have's tododge a few showers tomorrow morning and that is going to ride long the frontal boundary getting over through the region and that is clearing on out. the afternoon is getting sunnier. the temperatures are cooler than today and drop into this 50s and that is going to stay in the 50s and into friday as
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well and that is not sunny like it was yesterday and this is and may take a while. on the lookout across the deep south, texas and into oklahoma and a potential of strong thunderstorms the next 36 hours. meanwhile, the future cast is showing you as we roll this through to tomorrow morning, about 8 in the morning, we have showers developing. notice how the bulk of it, through central virginia, and that will move on out and that is looks like thursday afternoon is drier and cooler and brings us more sunshine on friday. the five-day forecast, the temperature tomorrow, about 54 degrees and oned from, 52 and trending down a bit. still above average for february and we're going to keep an eye on the forecast. there is a slight chance of the showers in the forecast on sunday. >> okay.
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and we can handle that. >> post it? >> and this is no big deal. a college basketball showdown has maryland facing an old friend. dave feldman is up next with the sports edge. (sighes)... finding your perfect car is easy at carmax because we carry only the highest quality used vehicles. and at carmax dot com, you can choose from nearly 30 thousand cars with most available for transfer to the store nearest you. so come find the one for you today... at carmax. busy day! yes it is!
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. >> good evening, i'm dave feldman. rob gronkowsky missed practice today and that the team is looking to find him a special cleat to allow him to play on sunday. and bradshaw did practice after the coach tom coughlin originally said he would not. he has a stress fracture in his right food photoand had that all season. and tom brady lost the last super bowl appearance against the giants four years ago. sunday, he has a chance to make super bowl history as a quarterback and that is his fifth appearance, tieing him in why with john elway and a win will give him four, matching john montana and setting a new
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record for most post season wins with 17. >> as a competitor, you want to be here and this is why we worked hard over the years and this is a fun game. i have had an opportunity to be in them. it's been a great season for us and hopefully we can make it extra special on sunday. >> and hoops now, the big east hoops. georgetown hosting uconn and a chance for the hoyas to get back on track. georgetown, eager to return ho tot home court after the 72-60 loss in pittsburgh. the 12-point margin matching the largest defeat of the season and in -- and they're in town.
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>> i expect us to -- if you don't bounce back, you in trouble. it's a loss and we didn't have our best game, obviously, and with one of the worst games, to tell you the truth. >> when maryland travels to face miami tonight, and that is at 8:00 p.m. on my 20, and that is since the 2006 sweet 16. they defeated them in wichita state, 63-55 at verizon center and george mason won prior to 2006 and laranaga is 12-serve and in the first season and that is as miami's head coach. >> and that is mining me of the george mason team and they're kind of starting to hit their stride, too and that is a deeper team now and talented.
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today was national signing day and 6'4", 310 pounds, the defensive tackle and going to florida state. goldman is the top-ranked high school defensive tackle and rated by espn news. and the nationals agreed to the terms with chad durbin for a minor league contract and the caps play the second of back-to- back road games and they lead florida by one point. thanks, now you have the news edge. the news is always on www.myfoxdc.com. keep it on here.  
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